2degrees

Two Degrees
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryTelecommunications, Mobile, Internet
Founded2001 (2001)
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
Key people
Tex Edwards (founder)
Mark Callander (CEO, 2022–Present)
Mark Aue (CEO, 2019–2022)[1]
Stewart Sherriff (CEO, 2013–2019)[2]
Eric Hertz (CEO, 2009–2013)
Mike Reynolds (CEO, 2009)
Products
OwnerVoyage Australia Pty Limited
Subsidiaries
Website2degrees.nz

2degrees is a New Zealand telecommunications provider. Its mobile network launched on 4 August 2009 after nine years of planning. 2degrees offers prepaid and pay-monthly mobile services, as well as fixed-line phone and broadband services. 2degrees is the third-largest wireless carrier in New Zealand, with 1.3 million subscribers as of July 2015.[3]

It has spent over NZ$550 million building its mobile network, which as of 2016 covers Ashburton, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Hastings, Invercargill, Levin, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Oamaru, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Timaru, Wanganui, Wellington and Whangārei. The network works with UMTS-900 and UMTS-2100, and LTE Band 3, 8 and 28 mobiles. In areas without 2degrees coverage, handsets connect to One NZ's UMTS and LTE network using MoRAN. [4]

2degrees is owned by Voyage Australia Pty Limited and is part of its Vocus Group. Until 1 June 2022, it was majority owned by US-based Trilogy International Partners.[5]

In March 2015, 2degrees announced it had acquired Snap,[6] a broadband-based ISP, and from 28 July, began offering broadband and home-phone services in addition to existing mobile services.

  1. ^ New Zealand Telecommunications Forum. "Our Board – TCF". Retrieved 12 February 2020. Mark Aue became 2degrees Chief Executive on 1 July 2019, having joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer in July the previous year.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference 3news.co.nz was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Ask Me Anything 2degrees boss". NBR. 3 July 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. ^ "MoRAN release | 2degrees". www.2degrees.nz. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Tesbrit gets greenlight to buy up to 49.9% of 2degrees". The National Business Review. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original on 31 October 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  6. ^ "2degrees snaps up telco". Stuff. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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